Computer SHUTS DOWN if cool

By donna13 ·
I have a pc running XP Home that the power just keeps shutting down. The temps seem fine, changed ram. The strange thing is, when the machine is cool you have to keep restarting it because it just shuts off but if the machine is warmed up it will run for hours and hours. I don't know what else to think. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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More info needed.

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Computer SHUTS DOWN if co ...

Make and model?
System specification?
Any graphics card?
Rating of PSU?

Have you made any changes recently?

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I'm not sure what you need but here is some info

by donna13 In reply to More info needed.

Motherboard Properties:
Motherboard ID 05/10/2005-MS-7125-6A61FM49C-00
Motherboard Name MSI K8N Neo4 Series (MS-7125)

Front Side Bus Properties:
Bus Type AMD Hammer
Real Clock 200 MHz
Effective Clock 200 MHz
HyperTransport Clock 1000 MHz

Memory Bus Properties:
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 201 MHz (DDR)
Effective Clock 402 MHz
Bandwidth 3216 MB/s

Motherboard Physical Info:
CPU Sockets/Slots 1 Socket 939
Expansion Slots 4 PCI, 1 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x4, 1 PCI-E x16
Integrated Devices Audio, Gigabit LAN
Form Factor ATX
Motherboard Size 240 mm x 300 mm
Motherboard Chipset nForce4(-Ultra)
Extra Features CoreCell, Dynamic Overclocking Technology

Motherboard Manufacturer:
Company Name Micro-Star International
Product Information
BIOS Download

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I was more interested in ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to I'm not sure what you nee ...

The graphics card?
The PSU rating?
What connection between them?

Also, I notice you originally posted that you changed the ram. Why?

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I know bad Ram can do some weird things

by donna13 In reply to I was more interested in ...

The PSU is 350W and here is the info for the graphics:

[ North Bridge: nVIDIA nForce4 (CK8-04) ]

North Bridge Properties:
North Bridge nVIDIA nForce4 (CK8-04)
Revision A3
Process Technology 0.13 um

PCI Express Controller:
PCI-E x16 port #0 In Use @ x16 (Sapphire Radeon X700 Pro Video Adapter)
PCI-E x1 port #1 In Use @ x8
PCI-E x1 port #2 In Use @ x4
PCI-E x2 port #3 In Use @ x4

Chipset Manufacturer:
Company Name NVIDIA Corporation
Product Information
Driver Download

[ North Bridge: AMD Hammer IMC ]

North Bridge Properties:
North Bridge AMD Hammer IMC
Revision 00
In-Order Queue Depth 8

Memory Controller:
Type Dual Channel (128-bit)
Active Mode Single Channel (64-bit)

Memory Timings:
CAS Latency (CL) 3T
RAS To CAS Delay (tRCD) 3T
RAS Precharge (tRP) 3T
RAS Active Time (tRAS) 8T
Row Cycle Time (tRC) 11T
Row Refresh Cycle Time (tRFC) 14T
Command Rate (CR) 2T
RAS To RAS Delay (tRRD) 2T
Write Recovery Time (tWR) 3T
Read To Write Delay (tRTW) 4T
Write To Read Delay (tWTR) 2T
Write CAS Latency (tWCL) 1T
Refresh Period (tREF) 200 MHz 7.8 us
DQS Skew Control Disabled
DRAM Drive Strength Normal
DRAM Data Drive Strength 4 (No Reduction)
Max Async Latency 7 ns
Read Preamble Time 5.5 ns
Idle Cycle Limit 16
Dynamic Idle Cycle Counter Enabled
Read/Write Queue Bypass 8
Bypass Max 4
32-byte Granularity Enabled

Error Correction:
ECC Supported, Disabled
ChipKill ECC Supported, Disabled
RAID Not Supported
DRAM Scrub Rate Disabled
L1 Data Cache Scrub Rate Disabled
L2 Cache Scrub Rate Disabled

Memory Slots:
DRAM Slot #1 1024 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)

Chipset Manufacturer:
Company Name Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Product Information,,30_2252_873,00.html
Driver Download,,30_182_871_2336,00.html

[ South Bridge: nVIDIA MCP04 ]

South Bridge Properties:
South Bridge nVIDIA MCP04
Revision A3

AC'97 Audio Controller:
Audio Controller Type nVIDIA MCP04
Codec Name Avance Logic ALC850
Codec ID 414C4790h
S/PDIF Output Supported

Chipset Manufacturer:
Company Name NVIDIA Corporation
Product Information
Driver Download

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